September 11 was no easy day for fans, promoters or athletes involved with UFC Rio alike. Besides José Aldo, another of the stars of the night got injured and was pulled from the card. The black belt Mario Sukata, who trained with Quinton “Rampage”Jackson in Recife, Brazil, told GRACIEMAG.com what happened:
“He was training well and felt pain in his elbow on Monday. Yesterday he felt it a lot more, and he couldn’t move it at all. The area was inflamed and hurt a lot,” said the Paraiba native, who also spoke of the American’s disappointment.
“He was in greater shape than ever and really upset, but he made it clear that if Glover will wait for him, he really wants this fight. He’s already flown back to the United States and has a doctor’s appointment scheduled there. Depending on how he checks out, he may recover quickly. He just kept saying he really wants to fight Glover,” he added.